EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Jodie Foster has signed with UTA for directing and will remain at longtime home ICM for acting. Foster had been taking agency meetings with UTA and Gersh. (CAA and WME wouldn’t rep her just for directing gigs.) ICM was hoping to hang onto her for helming but couldn’t set up any movies or even a TV pilot for her. “It’s hard out there for her,” a source told me when I originally broke the news she was looking around. “The market for her is really cold.” Foster’s last directing effort was The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, and it did little business. Her dilemma might explain why she sent DVD screeners of the film to the entire membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in February: maybe it was a directing job application.
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